sitting here tonite with my dog home. just makes me feel whole again. as sad as that may sound, it really isn't. i'm new to this pet thing. i didn't understand the bond a human and a dog can have. when 3 weeks went by without any information on her. i was getting real worried that she wouldn't make it home. i didn't think i had any real friends either. man was i wrong about that. from the first moment i knew she was gone, i was sure who it was. proving it without tipping her off was the hard part because i was sure she had been sold or given away. all of those things were true, come to find out. little by little i went about finding someone that could place her and my dog together. this horrible excuse for a human being. her name is sara savanna. she lives on sand mound rd in oakley ca. i want everyone in our area to know who she is, because if their dog comes up missing. chances are she will have them. i was also surprised that it was a woman. a piss poor excuse for one. but a woman just the same. i wasn'tgetting anywhere, when a friend named laurie duffy came by last sat. with a guy i didn't even know. his name was mitch. he had been a renter at saras home when she showed up with my dog. that was when things started to pop. the next thing i knew, my good friend. and a very large guy named mike elliot and a friend of his named diana showed up. diana also rented from sara at the time. when sara showed up with my dog sara was bragging about how easy it was to steal her. she said it was in the blink of an eye how fast she had snatched my dog. she said the magic words then. she had you're dog in her hands. she also knew who this piece of trash had sold her to. mike told me to sit tight. they both took a picture of poochie and then left. low and behold, 60 minutes later there was a knock on my door. diana said come outside ed. there in his big hands was my little dog. that was the moment i knew just how wrong i had been about having no real friends. it was friends and my patience that got my dog home. that was very hard to do. being patient in this situation is very very hard to do. it paid off in the end though. i also want to say something to the people that ended up with poochie. i thank you from the bottom of my heart. i can tell they took very good care of her. other than a little weight loss, she is fine. she was tramatized . who wouldn't be. when her and i saw each other. i can relate it to when i came home from the war. seeing my mom standing there in front of all those protesters of the war waiting to give me that hug only a mother knows how to do. thanks to all of my friends that helped me get her back. oakley and bethel island is a lot nicer again for me. i have my dog. and i know that i also have friends. laurie, mitch diana and most of all mike elliot. who got a sick old veteran his dog back. i salute you all. thank you. ed and "POOCHIE WA WA WELLS"